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For Sama Unclassified 18+

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"A rare window into a woman's experience of the Syrian conflict … Simple in concept and shattering in execution, blending hard-headed reportage with unguarded personal testimony, it’s you-are-there cinema of the most literal order." – Variety 

When the Arab Spring came to Aleppo in 2012, Waad al-Kateab was one of the first on the street. A 20-year-old student and amateur filmmaker, she began documenting the protests and then, as the Assad government moved in to crush them, the grievous and prolonged urban war that followed. For four years, al-Kateab filmed the carnage, cruelty and kindness that has defined one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, before she herself was finally forced to flee.

Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Best Documentary at SXSW as well as the Cannes L’Œil D’Or for Documentary, For Sama is a documentary of savage power and immediacy. Made in collaboration with Emmy Award-winning director Edward Watts, it’s the end product of al-Kateab's courageous witnessing, an unflinching account of the horrors of war and a gripping testament to life as a woman, wife and mother in the middle of the 21st century's most brutal war zone.

"Exceptionally powerful … a portrait of the revolution unlike any other, one that observes the worst in the situation, but also everyday moments of humanity that are often overlooked in portraits of conflict zones." – POV Magazine


Contains depictions of violence against children

Tickets

5061
Fri 02 Aug 6:45 pm [5061]
For Sama (95 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
Past event
2370
Thu 08 Aug 4:15 pm [2370]
For Sama (95 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
9847
Sat 17 Aug 1:15 pm [9847]
For Sama (95 mins)
Hoyts 7 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Directors
Edward Watts, Waad al-Kateab
Producers
Ben De Pear, Dan Edge, George Waldrum, Nevine Mabro, Raney Aronson-Rath, Siobhan Sinnerton
Cinematographer
Waad al-Kateab
Composer
Nainita Desai
Editors
Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Umbrella Entertainment

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